Issues in Practice Series

Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector

The ELEYS Study

November 2007
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    29th November 2007
  • ISBN 9780854737437
  • Language English
  • Pages 36 pp.
  • Size 5.875" x 8.33"

This publication takes as its background the radical reforms to services for children following the passing, in England, of The Children Act of 2004 and subsequent Government white paper, Every Child Matters: Change for Children. It argues that the fundamental requirements for leadership for learning in the early years should be provided by considering social contexts, adopting a commitment to collective working, and focusing on improving children’s learning outcomes. It is based on the analysis of a wide range of literature on leadership in the early years and information taken from effective early years settings.

Foreword by Lesley Saunders, Policy Advisor for Research GTCE; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1) The Key Characteristic of Caring and Effective Settings; 2 Methodology of the ELEYS Study; 3) The Challenge of Developing Leadership in the Early Years; 4) Defining Leadership for Learning in the Early Years; 5) Effective Leadership Practices Identified in the Settings; Summary and Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography.

Laura Manni

Laura Manni was formerly Research Associate at the Institute of Education.

Iram Siraj

Iram Siraj is a Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London, and a visiting Professor at the University of Wollongong. She co-led on the Effective Pre-school, Primary, and Secondary Education (EPPSE) longitudinal study, and the highly influential Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early Years (REPEY) study, which first developed the concept of Sustained Shared Thinking (SST). She is a co-author of the ECERS-E and has published widely on quality, pedagogy, and curriculum.